Redbox isn’t the only benevolent company providing free movies. After the advent of Netflix streaming video, online delivery services became increasingly popular. Digital copies of films often accompany Blu-ray purchases, and even some DVD versions. If you don’t own any, or even if you do, there are some pretty sweet incentives for simply setting up a few accounts.
Target’s recently launched TargetTicket service provides 10 free movies just for signing up and making an account. They’ve partnered with UltraViolet so you’ll either need to sign-up or sign-in. In a similar move, BestBuy’s CinemaNow service offers another 10 UltraViolet films as a thank you for registering. Video service VUDU throws an additional 5 movies on top of the previous 20 if you create a log-in. Finally, create a Flixster account and earn a couple more movies by logging in with Facebook, choosing 5 movies you want to see, and installing the Flixster app on your iPhone or Android device.
Keep in mind that while the previously mentioned services are free, they do offer paid rentals and purchases. TargetTicket is the only entry which requires a credit or debit card for registration, though you won’t be charged unless you choose to buy or rent. It’s worth registering with all of the services for a solid starter collection of movies. Luckily the various services link through UltraViolet, so you’ll have access to the entire catalog in one place. Apps for the various services are commonly included on or available for Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, smartphones and tablets. And of course you can always log on with your computer. Especially considering the price of rentals and box-office excursions, this is a welcome treat. Happy Wednesday watching!